I have been dreaming about having a 3D Printer at home for many years, but the ones with good quality are not affordable and the low costs just deliver poor quality. Sounds crazy but I decided to build a high resolution 3D Printer by myself at home (people actually said that I was crazy and this was impossible). The funny thing I never saw this type of machines in real life, and still haven’t seen one besides the one I built.
Now that I succeed building the first prototype, the target is to bring this low cost 3D Printer to every home, so we are developing the first affordable one with high resolution. I hope you enjoy our blog, follow us and you can have this printer in your home soon.
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It seems to me like it’s always an issue of cost of the resin. The machine is actually fairly straight forward to build (it’s just a CNC with extra bits to do the light stuff, right). The magic is all in the resin which will harden when exposed to light and, from what I gather, is exorbitantly expensive.
When we see the polymer come down in price we’re going to see an explosion of high detail 3d printing.
Does anyone know of a cheap source of any photopolymer that can be used for this stuff?
The reprap resin printer project actually started thanks to a new source of resin : http://bucktownpolymers.com/polymer00.html
About 40$/L, so much much less than previous alternatives.
The guy that makes them even participates in the project.
Mr. Veloso just released the potential pricepoints today on his blog. Looks like $4k for a full kit and $600 for a core kit with electronics, software, and schematics. If you can get the results he shows in his videos on a consistent basis then it’s totally worth the cost…buuuut still out of my price range. The LemonCurry project looks very similar, but it’s open-source format makes it infinitely more appealing!
“$600 for a core kit with electronics, software, and schematics” actually means “$600 for the electronis” when the rest is quite obvious.
Current lemoncurry price estimate is around $500 for a fully modded ( with UV led and all ) DLP projector, with possibility to cost much less by DIY, and <$600 for the rest of the kit ( electronics, and the actual machine ).